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The Biden administration’s decision to provide hundreds of millions dollars in aid to the Palestinian people is doubly welcome. It offers relief to a population plagued by poverty and lack of opportunity, and it heralds a reversal of the Trump administration’s unbalanced approach to the Isra…

The essence of progressivism’s agenda is to create a government-centered society by increasing government’s control of society’s resources, then distributing those resources in ways that increase the dependency of individuals and social groups on government. Hence this stipulation in Congres…

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address is most famous for its warning against the “unwarranted influence” of the military-industrial complex. But Eisenhower also stressed the defense industry’s importance to the country’s security: After all, it helped the U.S. maintain superiorit…

Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, America has so many challenges and so many needs. Faced with a damaged economy, political polarization and communities in need of federal support, it is hard to know where to start.

There is a natural human instinct to declare victory before it is actually achieved. From the Chicago Tribune’s infamous “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline to wide receiver DeSean Jackson spiking the football before he reached the end zone that cost the Philadelphia Eagles a touchdown some year…

With the beginning of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on charges of killing George Floyd, remember that Chauvin is the man on trial, not Floyd. Remember that the only reason police approached Floyd in the first place was that they suspected him of a minor, nonvio…

If police want to enter your home as part of a criminal investigation, they generally must obtain a search warrant. But on March 24 the Supreme Court was asked to make an exception to that requirement – in some situations in which an officer is acting as a “community caretaker” checking to s…

Citizens in a democracy should know what their government is doing, but politicians, bureaucrats and judges too often decide otherwise. That’s why federal and state laws guaranteeing public access to government meetings and documents are so important.

It’s that time of year again when Americans reset their clocks one hour ahead, grumble about losing an hour of sleep – and wonder why on Earth we keep observing the outdated tradition of tinkering with time twice a year.

West Virginia’s Joe Manchin set some hearts aflutter over the weekend when he went on the TV talk shows to say he’s open to reforming the Senate filibuster by at least making it more difficult to conduct one. One presumes he has in mind the climactic scene in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” w…

When Joe Biden was running for president, he was asked if – unlike then-President Donald Trump – he would punish senior Saudi leaders for the 2018 murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are required to keep their citizens informed about their actions. One of the ways they do this is through public notices – the informational notices that have been deemed to be of importance to local con…

The details of what went wrong in Texas last week – most likely the biggest forced blackout in U.S. history – will take time to establish. So will exactly what to do about it. But this emergency already underlines something that should’ve been obvious before. As the growing threat of extreme…

In December, President-elect Joe Biden announced his policy on opening schools. “My team will work to see that the majority of our schools can be open by the end of my first 100 days,” he said, while promising to provide the funds needed to make them safe.

Since you asked: The reason I'm hard on Republicans is because I expect more from them.

For Americans who caught Day 1 of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump – a Tuesday afternoon devoted primarily to the fairly dry topic of constitutional standing – the result was shockingly one-sided. Not the outcome, of course (and more about that in a moment) but the argument. Not …

Once again our state legislators are endorsing laws that cater to corporations while ignoring the public’s best interest. It’s nothing new, but this time it could cause permanent damage.

In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden targeted a threat to national security that already festers here at home: a “rise of political extremism, white supremacy,” and “domestic terrorism that we must confront” and “defeat.”

Some readers took issue with our opinion editorial coverage during Donald Trump’s presidency, crying fake news or making claims that we were being too critical of his words, actions and behavior.

We approach a full year since the start of the COVID recession. So, it is timely to assess where the recession has turned out differently than seemed likely at the start. Some of the developments are happy, while others are not.

The bad news about COVID-19 seems never to let up, as the death count in the U.S. pushes toward 500,000 and the number of infections reaches 25 million. Behind those awful numbers, though, there are signs of significant progress.

On a first day crowded with possibilities, President Joe Biden took time Wednesday to send Congress a sweeping immigration proposal that could bring millions of undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, giving them a path to citizenship in a country that has accepted their labor but long w…